It’s slow (of course), and while I scan the sky for the predicted light rain tomorrow and listen to the screams of panic coming from the streets, I thought I’d share someone else’s writing with you:
This is post, from a producer, about the hours we sometimes work. He interviews several crew members about the hours and the longest day they’ve had.
It’s funny – I’m so used to the long hours that I forget the rest of the world manages to make a living only working 8 hours a day and finds the concept of a routine 12 hour day to be shocking, inhumane even.
There was a group of people that were trying to pass legislation making it illegal to work more than 14 hours straight, but I think that’s stalled.
So we continue to work 15, 16, 17+ hours and we’re grateful to have any work at all.
And, for the record, the longest “day” I ever worked was 28 hours. I made enough money to pay for a hotel room across the street (because the production wouldn’t) from the downtown location because I was hallucinating and knew I wouldn’t be able to drive home without causing carnage – the bad kind, not the funny kind.